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Ryan's Kitchen

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African, Contemporary, Fusion
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1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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18:30 - 21:30
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West Wycombe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

My wife and I had dinner at Ryan's kitchen on recommendation, and were very impressed by the friendly and attentive service, plus the excellent food.

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Thank Dave3000427
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

We had a delicious meal here last week. Beautifully presented food in a lovely atmosphere. The restaurant is in the town and decor is modern. The starters were amazing.

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Thank Julia G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. We were quite a large group. We were all expecting to have the same but apparently it was up to the chef who had what which was a little odd. The wine wasn't explained. Overall not a great experience although the food was tasty, service was a bit of a shambles. Would... More 

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Thank adawson15
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We held our rehearsal dinner before our wedding at Ryan's and both Ryan and Lana created a wonderful evening with absolutely outstanding food. Fantastic evening shared by family and friends.

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Thank craig_menzies
Alhama de Almeria, Spain
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

A bright and breezy location on the edge of town. However the chef is something else producing delicious and unusual combinations . We found the food a taste bud adventure which we both enjoyed very much indeed.

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Leeds, UK
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Ate here 3 times in 10 days and every time the staff and food were wonderful. Portion sizes were excellent, staff friendly and attentive and all done with a smile and friendly greeting. Ryan's food is amazing and taste sensation you don't quite expect. Their new location is excellent and has good parking. Well worth a visit if you are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We visited Ryan's Kitchen in April 2013 and posted a very positive review thereafter. To this day I still remember the friendly and efficient service, the calm kitchen, and the souffle. In 2013 it was creme de menthe with amarula ice cream. The quality of the food here was one reason we chose to come back to Franschhoek and for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

When traveling we like to experience local cuisine and Ryan's dishes are visually stunning, exciting and the flavors linger on the palate. Malay food was entirely new to us and now we want MORE! The fusion of cultures blew our mind. We had the Chef's tasting menu paired with wine and were treated to exotic dishes and flavors we had... More 

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1 Thank Marlon L
Pretoria, South Africa
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Could not find a restaurant to eat as all was booked...but this nice restaurant with the friendly staff could accommodate us for dinner. Very good food and friendly staff. Enjoyed our meals as we both ordered 2 starters instead of a main, the tastes an flavors was delightful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

While the menu sounded interesting we found much of what we had lacking in flavour. We shared five dishes from the starter menu, which we found more than enough for the two of us. The pick of them was the tataki with pepper meringues and wildebeest and apple. The mushroom tapioca was OK, but the parmesan croquette and eggplant tortellini... More 

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chefryansouthafrica, Owner at Ryan's Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your feedback. Regrettably I have to disagree with many of your opinions and my conclusion can only be that you "missed it". And by "missed it", I believe everything, particularly the wind which blows from the south-east and pushes our glass swing doors ajar causing a draft, hence the reason we lock and unlock them when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Cuisine
African, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598
Description
Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.

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